Racing for the Cure in Portland, Oregon
Each year, Susan G. Komen's mission is advanced by corporate partners such as Georgia-Pacific. This year’s “Race for the Cure” event in Portland, Oregon, attracted thousands of enthusiastic participants, and dozens of local GP employees turned out to demonstrate their personal commitment and have a little fun for a good cause.
Many of those attending wore colorful costumes featuring the organization’s bright pink theme. The festive atmosphere reflected the hope and love they chose to express toward those in their lives affected by breast cancer.
In addition to the emotional support, Thomas Bruner, CEO of Susan G. Komen in Oregon and SW Washington, explained the widespread impact of the annual event in his service area, including:
- $30 million invested in breast cancer care and research
- $10 million of breast cancer screening for uninsured, low-income women and men
- Help and support for thousands of families dealing with cancer and its effects.
This video is one in a four-part series featuring the community service activities of Georgia-Pacific’s northwest mills. Don’t miss Build a School, Save a Town, Paint Your Heart Out, and Cleanup at Lacamas Lake.